On the one hand, they need to do many research and do many jobs before they enter the court to debate. Although they just in the court for a short time, they may need to prepare it for a few days. This hard work would not be seen by ordinary people.
On the other hand, being a lawyer needs to take a high risk. No matter how hard they have papered, they still have the possibility to lose the lawsuit. At that time, they may be blamed by the bailor, even be revenged. Sometimes even they win the case, they still have the chance to be hurt by the the other client. What’s more, this payback may involve their private life. Sometimes they need to be worried after wok.
What we often see is the good side and the glorious of the lawyer. We usually can’t see what they undergo behind their back. Maybe we should give more respect to this job.